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Originally Posted by Cheerios View Post

 

I just had my wedding on 21 July!! Pilar and her team was awesome, they are so much more flexible with swapping stuff when you get there. They replicated the flowers I wanted exactly like the picture I gave them. The canopy was set up to exactly what I have visioned. We only talked about it and drew pictures of it at the meeting. Dalel was perfect!! She did such a wonderful job and even went out of her way to help me with certain stuff..room problems with guests,etc..We only booked the Governor Suite(beautiful view and huge!) for 2 days, and they ended up giving it to me with no extra charge for the rest of our stay. Very sweet of them as it is such a pain to switch rooms when you have so much wedding stuff. Also maybe the hotel was 100% full. lol.

The lanterns was 10 for $20. I only wanted it after I saw another bride with her lanterns set up..:) very pretty.

I also went with Delsol for photos. Day passes for Sol and Deborah. but I believe they forgot to charge me for that, so I'm not complaining.

I cannot wait to see my pics from them, I had such a wonderful time with Delsol photographers and they were so fun yet very professional..I will post pics and review once I can find the time!!!:)

 

Ling

 

Dear Ling,

 

We can't thank you enough for choosing us to document your beautiful story, you guys are super fun and we wish you all the best!!!

 

We are working had on your amazing pictures and we'll get back to you as soon as we have something for you to see.

 

Big hugs and all our love!!!

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Hey Ladies!

 

   Ok so after doing my homework and reading this thread I am so happy that I cam accross it! It is so nice to be able to have some questions answered as we all know how busy Pilar is...

 

My Fiance and I are getting married Jan. 17, 2013 at the pergola at 4pm and receptionto follow in the bamboo room. After reading all of the reviews on the actual resort and this thread I am so excited! Thanks to all of the ladies who have taken so much of their time to help out the rest! Hopefully I will be able to post my review in good time!

 

I just have a few questions:

 

1. I know one bride described the 2 types of tables round ones for 6-10 people and rectangular for up to 40 people. My fiance and I currently have 60 people with trips booked and about 20 or so that say they are coming that have not booked. Ideally I would like to have a head table and the guests seated at the round tables (14 total in the wedding party) Do any brides know the actual dimensions of the tables as I would like to bring down my own tablecloths? Does anyone have a similzr size party that had something that worked well?

 

2. What kind of items do they charge you for set up in terms of decor? I am looking at bringing my own lanterns, table cloths, napkins, chair bows? I read that the bows are $1/each for set up...

 

3. I know someone asked this already but does anyone have a script that the hotel is currently using for the ceremony? Have you brides all prepared your own or just gone with the standard from the hotel?

 

4. We have selected the divine menu and are looking at doing 2 different entrees to give people a choice between beef or fish. To the brides who have done this does the hotel typically keep the soup salad and dessert the same or do u have 2 complete menu options? I also love the tip from brides about how to identify which menu option has been selected for each guest.

 

Again thanks so much to all the Now Jade brides who are offering advice and inspiration!

 

Chantal

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Originally Posted by chantal09 View Post

 

Hey Ladies!

 

   Ok so after doing my homework and reading this thread I am so happy that I cam accross it! It is so nice to be able to have some questions answered as we all know how busy Pilar is...

 

My Fiance and I are getting married Jan. 17, 2013 at the pergola at 4pm and receptionto follow in the bamboo room. After reading all of the reviews on the actual resort and this thread I am so excited! Thanks to all of the ladies who have taken so much of their time to help out the rest! Hopefully I will be able to post my review in good time!

 

I just have a few questions:

 

1. I know one bride described the 2 types of tables round ones for 6-10 people and rectangular for up to 40 people. My fiance and I currently have 60 people with trips booked and about 20 or so that say they are coming that have not booked. Ideally I would like to have a head table and the guests seated at the round tables (14 total in the wedding party) Do any brides know the actual dimensions of the tables as I would like to bring down my own tablecloths? Does anyone have a similzr size party that had something that worked well?

 

2. What kind of items do they charge you for set up in terms of decor? I am looking at bringing my own lanterns, table cloths, napkins, chair bows? I read that the bows are $1/each for set up...

 

3. I know someone asked this already but does anyone have a script that the hotel is currently using for the ceremony? Have you brides all prepared your own or just gone with the standard from the hotel?

 

4. We have selected the divine menu and are looking at doing 2 different entrees to give people a choice between beef or fish. To the brides who have done this does the hotel typically keep the soup salad and dessert the same or do u have 2 complete menu options? I also love the tip from brides about how to identify which menu option has been selected for each guest.

 

Again thanks so much to all the Now Jade brides who are offering advice and inspiration!

 

Chantal

 

 

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!

 

I brought paper lanterns, table runners, some signs and maracas for our wedding. I was told that I would be charged $40 to set up the paper lanterns but I was never charged. I would assume that they don't really charge anyone for this. Also, I gave me guests 3 choices for the main course and I just chose what I wanted for soup, salad, appetizer and dessert that way I didn't have so many different food options. I'm assuming that they might tell you that you can't have everyone pick a different salad, soup, etc.

 

I don't have a copy of the script that they use. I gave him the wording for our vows, ring warming ceremony, and exchange of the rings. He basically just did that stuff and then said some stuff that I assume they use for the weddings. It was a nice ceremony though.

 

Good luck! :)

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Hi fellow Jade Brides!

My wedding is November 7th, 2013.

 

I am bringing my own photographer from home. It is much easier to work with a photographer that is local since most of your work and communication is after your wedding day. Since our photographer will be a guest at the resort, there is NO fee associated with a day pass, and obviously, not an outside vendor!

 

I am getting engagement pics w/CD and copyright to all images, day before coverage of rehearsal dinner or whatever we want, FULL day wedding day coverage from the moment we wake up to receptions end, trash the dress, coffee table book, bamboo mounted picutres, and CD w/ all wedding events and copyright to all those too for $3,000!!!  She is literally ours all weekend and has no other weddings to get to obviously so all her attention is on us! We will obviously have to pay for her trip- 4 day all inclusive is about $800...so $3800 for all that is much nicer than split coverage and like 24 color photos and adding everything ala carte.

 

I would highly recommend at least exploring your own local photographer if you are a picture loving and money-saving kind of woman! What's also nice is my photographer is a guest for the 4 night package and she is paying for and bringing along her asisstanct for NO extra charge!

 

On to some other questions I haven't explored yet-

 

1. I also had a question about dinner menu options and what appetizers and meals people selected in the past and how they were.

2. Bamboo room vs Castaways for reception/dancing?

3. What times do you get those reception sites until at the end of the night? (we will be paying for private reception)

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Originally Posted by BranandLinds View Post

 

Hi fellow Jade Brides!

My wedding is November 7th, 2013.

 

I am bringing my own photographer from home. It is much easier to work with a photographer that is local since most of your work and communication is after your wedding day. Since our photographer will be a guest at the resort, there is NO fee associated with a day pass, and obviously, not an outside vendor!

 

I am getting engagement pics w/CD and copyright to all images, day before coverage of rehearsal dinner or whatever we want, FULL day wedding day coverage from the moment we wake up to receptions end, trash the dress, coffee table book, bamboo mounted picutres, and CD w/ all wedding events and copyright to all those too for $3,000!!!  She is literally ours all weekend and has no other weddings to get to obviously so all her attention is on us! We will obviously have to pay for her trip- 4 day all inclusive is about $800...so $3800 for all that is much nicer than split coverage and like 24 color photos and adding everything ala carte.

 

I would highly recommend at least exploring your own local photographer if you are a picture loving and money-saving kind of woman! What's also nice is my photographer is a guest for the 4 night package and she is paying for and bringing along her asisstanct for NO extra charge!

 

On to some other questions I haven't explored yet-

 

1. I also had a question about dinner menu options and what appetizers and meals people selected in the past and how they were.

2. Bamboo room vs Castaways for reception/dancing?

3. What times do you get those reception sites until at the end of the night? (we will be paying for private reception)

 

1. Almost everyone at our reception had the filet and shrimp and it was really good. Some had the bacon wrapper mahi mahi and they also said that it was delicious.

2. It really depends on if you want an indoor or outdoor reception. Castaways has a roof but it is outside. Bamboo room is all inside. Both are pretty private so you won't have too many people looking in. I was supposed to have ours on the terrace but due to possible rain they switched it to castaways. I liked that it was open air but the decor was exactly my favorite. The bamboo room was nice, especially if you want indoors with some air conditioning. I don't think that you could go wrong either way.

3. I believe that we arrived to Castaways around 7:30 and dinner was over around 8:30. The DJ played from 8:30 to 10:30. After that we went to the sports bar and then the lobby bar to hang out. We had our ceremony at 5:30 and the cocktail hour was supposed to be from 6:30 to 7:30 but I think it basically started the second the ceremony was over!

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Originally Posted by kitkat863 View Post

 

 

1. Almost everyone at our reception had the filet and shrimp and it was really good. Some had the bacon wrapper mahi mahi and they also said that it was delicious.

2. It really depends on if you want an indoor or outdoor reception. Castaways has a roof but it is outside. Bamboo room is all inside. Both are pretty private so you won't have too many people looking in. I was supposed to have ours on the terrace but due to possible rain they switched it to castaways. I liked that it was open air but the decor was exactly my favorite. The bamboo room was nice, especially if you want indoors with some air conditioning. I don't think that you could go wrong either way.

3. I believe that we arrived to Castaways around 7:30 and dinner was over around 8:30. The DJ played from 8:30 to 10:30. After that we went to the sports bar and then the lobby bar to hang out. We had our ceremony at 5:30 and the cocktail hour was supposed to be from 6:30 to 7:30 but I think it basically started the second the ceremony was over!

So if you have the Divine Package, you are able to choose from the Eternity menu as well? I was thinking of doing the salad from Eternity, Soup from Divine, one Entree from Divine and one Entree from Eternity. Is this possible?

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For those of you who didn't use the Choice Of Guitarist Or Saxophonist At The Ceremony  (1 Set, 45 Minutes) that is included in the Divine Package, what were you able to substitute for it? I just want regular music that we are bringing for the ceremony.  We you able to at least use it towards a DJ at the reception or anything? 

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For those of you who didn't use the Choice Of Guitarist Or Saxophonist At The Ceremony  (1 Set, 45 Minutes) that is included in the Divine Package, what were you able to substitute for it? I just want regular music that we are bringing for the ceremony.  We you able to at least use it towards a DJ at the reception or anything? 

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Originally Posted by shannonmarie View Post

 

For those of you who didn't use the Choice Of Guitarist Or Saxophonist At The Ceremony  (1 Set, 45 Minutes) that is included in the Divine Package, what were you able to substitute for it? I just want regular music that we are bringing for the ceremony.  We you able to at least use it towards a DJ at the reception or anything? 

I was wondering a similar thing, but I was hoping to use the musician at the cocktail hour instead of the ceremony...anyone know if that's an option?

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